The Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Variations and Correlation with the Clinical and Serologic Pictures in Chronic Carriers from Khorasan Province, North-East of Iran

Acta Medica Iranica, 05/09/2012

The small number of amino acid mutations might belong to either the initial phase of chronicity in the patients; or that even in anti–HBe positive phase in Iranian genotype D–infected patients, a somehow tolerant pattern due to the host genetic factors may be responsible.

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